Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Pursuit of Education in the Black community

  Slave Era thirst for knowledge:               During the times of slavery it was illegal for a black person to know how to read and...

15 Black Dancers Who Changed American Dance

Each week in February, Fine Arts will highlight one of the four fine arts discipline strands. In dance, black artists create and exhibit choreography...

What if Your Classroom Was Your Students’ Selfie?

As I sat down to write this article on culturally responsive instruction for Black History Month, I stared at the blank screen and asked...

Aretha: Queen of Soul

R-E-S-P-E-C-T......., when you hear that word, who do you automatically think of? The one and only Aretha Franklin! Born on March 25, 1942 in...

The Claudette Colvin Witness Interview

Notes from Cary Thorton, Ulrich Theatre teacher about Mitchell Jackson and Lily Ong’s article: Mitchell Jackson and Lily Ong and are both eighth graders....

Lewis Latimer and Lasting Light

Lewis H. Latimer was born on September 4th in 1848 and died on December 11 in 1928. He had 3 siblings and 2 daughters...

Lost Black Towns

Freedmen's Town, Texas: Houston's 'Little Harlem' At the end of the Civil War, thousands of freed slaves purchased land and built their homes along the...

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Underrated Musical Icon

Born in 1875, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was an English violinist and composer of African descent. He was a prominent composer in England, having been commissioned...

Spotlight on 1st Grade and 2nd Grade TEKS Black History Leaders

The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills recognizes the following historical figures in 1st Grade and 2nd Grade.  February is Black History and this month...

Marie Maynard Daly: Chemist & Odd-Defier

In 1947, Marie Maynard Daly was the first African American women to earn a PH. D. in chemistry. Daly’s parents imparted into her their...

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